For Immediate Release

Media Contact: John Cain
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
707.800.7513

Highlights include Three Dog Night, Crowded House, Pink Martini, SF Comedy Competition, Afrique en Cirque, Sarah Brightman, Vitamin String Quartet, Pilobolus Dance

Tickets for members available starting May 7 at 10am.
For the public on May 17 at 10am

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (May 2, 2024) – Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) has added 15 new shows to its 2024 season lineup, in keeping with its practice of continuously expanding programming throughout the year with chart-topping music, compelling dance, provocative comedy, and groundbreaking talks that reflect the diverse interests of the North Bay.

Tickets for all shows go on sale first to LBC members on Tuesday, May 7, at 10 am and to the general public on Friday, May 17, at 10 am. Tickets are available online at lutherburbankcenter.org, by calling 707-546-3600, or at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts ticket office, 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm.

Award-Winning Music

LBC continues to bring a wide range of world-class, award-winning artists to Sonoma County with additions to the season highlighted by the timeless hits of Three Dog Night on Friday, September 6, Crowded House on Tuesday, September 24, and the eclectic melodies of Pink Martini on Friday, December 6. The Vitamin String Quartet offers a unique fusion of classical and contemporary music on Tuesday, November 19. The holiday season will feature Sarah Brightman: A Christmas Symphony on Wednesday, December 11.

Kicking off the new year, Sunday, January 19, 2025, promises an intimate evening with the powerhouse duo, David Foster and Katharine McPhee. Stella Heath Performing the Billie Holiday Project appears on Saturday, March 29, 2025, and John Cruz with special guest Faith Ako delivers an evening of heartwarming melodies and Hawaiian charm on Thursday, May 8, 2025.

 Rodney Strong Dance Series

LBC’s lineup of dance performances features three Rodney Strong Dance Series programs. Kicking off the holiday season, Pilobolus re:CREATION promises an evening that challenges perceptions and ignites the imagination on Tuesday, December 3, and on Friday, December 13, Calidanza Dance Company presents Posada Navideña with a vibrant journey through Mexican traditions and festive folklore. On Thursday, March 6, 2025, RUBBERBAND brings its unique blend of contemporary dance and boundary-pushing choreography to the LBC.

World-Class Comedy, Holiday, and Cirque Performances

Feeding comedy enthusiasts the variety they’ve come to expect from LBC, the Center adds the 48th Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition Semi-Finals, Saturday, September 14 to its growing lineup of comedy programs this season. No tickets are necessary to join LBC in celebrating Latino Heritage Month on Sunday, September 15, with Fiesta de la Independencia. Free, open to the public, and sponsored by Redwood Credit Union, the festival will feature authentic Latin American food, music, games, and activities for the entire family. Rounding out this season’s holiday lineup on Tuesday, December 17, Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet presents an extraordinary international cast and Ukrainian principal artists performing the classical dance with jaw-dropping acrobatics, puppetry and set design. Finally, on Wednesday, February 19, Cirque KalabanteAfrique en Cirque performs a captivating showcase of African circus arts that celebrates the vibrant cultures and traditions of the continent.

LBC will continue to add performances to its lineup throughout the year. Fans are encouraged to sign up for newsletter alerts at lutherburbankcenter.org.

About Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts is home to world-class performances, nationally recognized education programs, contemporary visual art, and many popular events. The Arts Center is located in the heart of the Sonoma wine country and ranked among California’s top performing arts presenters. Together with its resident companies, the Center presents more than 230 performances in music, dance, theater, renowned speakers, and comedy; provides education programs serving more than 50,000 children and adults; and hosts more than 800 community events a year. Owned and operated by the Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation, the Center relies on charitable community donations to achieve its mission – to enrich, educate, and entertain. For more information, visit lutherburbankcenter.org.

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LUTHER BURBANK CENTER FOR THE ARTS – NEW SHOWS

  1. Three Dog Night

Friday, September 6, at 8:00 pm

Tickets: $49, $69

Legendary band, Three Dog Night, now in its 6th decade, produced more top 10 hits and sold more records and concert tickets than any other band between 1969 and 1974.

2. Redwood Credit Union Presents

15th Annual Fiesta de Independencia

Sunday September 15, at 1:00 pm

Free admission!

Celebrate Latino Heritage Month with a taste of Latin America in Sonoma County! Enjoy authentic food, music, games, and activities for the entire family.

3. 48th Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition Semi-Finals

Saturday, September 14, at 8:00 pm

Tickets: $48

An outrageously funny evening, where fans will see the comedy stars of tomorrow competing for their chance at fame and fortune. Hundreds of comedians audition each year. Only 30 are chosen.

  1. Crowded House

Tuesday, September 24, at 8:00 pm

Tickets: $75, $95, $129

For more than four decades, Crowded House leader Neil Finn has been on an evolving, winding journey. Crowded House’s mid- ‘80s hits like “Don’t Dream It’s Over” and “Something So Strong,” combined with albums like Woodface and Together Alone, set the standard for the period’s erudite jangle-pop while always pushing the band’s art forward.

  1. The Vitamin String Quartet

Tuesday, November 19, at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $35, $49

For their latest tour, Vitamin String Quartet has created fresh arrangements for spellbinding and innovative renditions of Taylor Swift’s music, as well as hits from Billie Eilish, BTS, Bridgerton, The Weeknd, and Daft Punk.

  1. Rodney Strong Dance Series

Pilobolus re:CREATION

Tuesday, December 3 at 2:30 pm with post-show discussion

Tickets: $20, $35, $50

Step into a realm where imagination knows no limits with the dance company Pilobolus. The boundaries of gravity and creativity blur, offering an intimate window into the essence of creativity.

  1. Pink Martini,

Pink Martini Featuring China Forbes

30th Anniversary Tour

Friday, December 6, at 8:00pm

Tickets: $65, $85

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary with lead singer China Forbes, Pink Martini returns to the LBC with its international flair and multilingual repertoire that transcends genres. 

  1. Sarah Brightman: A Christmas Symphony

Wednesday, December 11, at 7:30PM

Tickets: $45, $79, $99, $145

The world’s biggest-selling soprano, Sarah Brightman, brings us A Christmas Symphony. Accompanied by orchestra, choir, and special guests, this magical holiday show will feature Sarah performing many of her holiday classics and greatest hits.

  1. Rodney Strong Dance Series

Posada Navideña by Calidanza Dance Company

Friday, December 13, at 6:30 pm

Tickets: $5 Child / $10 Adult

Celebrate this annual LBC tradition-filled night of lively dance, colorful costumes, festive music, and song, as Calidanza takes fans to different regions of Mexico with holiday favorites and new choreography. Pre-show arts and crafts and post-show celebration.

  1. Talmi Entertainment Presents

Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet

Monday, December 18, at 7:00 pm

Tickets $36, $46, $56, $76, $86, $126, $181

Experience the warm nostalgia of America’s favorite Christmas celebration performed by an extraordinary international cast and Ukrainian Principal Artists with the magic of jaw-dropping acrobatics, larger-than-life puppets, and stunning hand-crafted sets and costumes.

  1. David Foster and Katharine McPhee

Sunday, January 19, 2025

7:00pm

$59, $79, $99, $129.00

Sixteen-time Grammy Award®-winning musician, songwriter, and producer, David Foster, and acclaimed singer and television and Broadway star, Katharine McPhee, are bringing their live show on the road with hits from Chicago, American Idol, Smash, and Waitress, as well as Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, and Michael Bublé.

  1. Cirque Kalabanté – Afrique en Cirque

Wednesday, February 19, 2025, at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $35, $49

Afrique en Cirque transports you to the heart of Africa, where the beat of authentic djembes from Guinea sets the stage for a transformative cultural experience.

  1. RUBBERBAND

Thursday, March 6, 2025, at 7:30 pm with post-show discussion

Tickets $20, $35, $49

RUBBERBAND has redefined the codes of break, classical ballet, and dance theatre. Through his company and the RUBBERBAND Method, Quijada has invigorated the Quebec choreographic milieu and paved the way for new creators.

  1. Stella Health Performing The Billie Holiday Project

Saturday, March 29, 2025, at 8:00 pm

Tickets: $25, $39

The Billie Holiday Project started as a collaboration between vocalist Stella Heath and pianist Neil Angelo Fontano. Their 10-piece band will feature some of the Bay Area’s finest swing musicians, including Clint Baker, Johnny Bones, Vic Wong, Robby Elfman, Daniel Fabricant, Riley Baker, and Kamrin Ortiz. The performance will feature professional swing dancers for select songs.

  1. John Cruz with special guest Faith Ako

Thursday, May 8, 2025, at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $35, $55

John Cruz grew up in Hawai‘i immersed in music. He performed with his father and brothers from a young age. He released his first album, Acoustic Soul, in 1996. It was followed by radio hits “Shine On,” “Sitting in Limbo,” and “Island Style.”

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